Manchester United transfer rumours and news: Edinson Cavani mega-bid, Felipe Anderson recommended, Valdes latest

The latest stories linking players to and from Old Trafford 

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The Independent reported yesterday that the odds on Edinson Cavani moving to Manchester United have been drastically reduced. Having been at 10/1 to make the switch, the odds have moved to 2/1 with bookmakers BetVictor. The vastly reduced odds come amid reports that the Uruguay international is unhappy at Paris St Germain. It was also claimed this week by prominent Italian publication Corriere Dello Sport that Manchester United are prepared to make a huge bid to land the 28-year-old.

Lazio forward Felipe Anderson has emerged as a possible target after reports that Manchester United's chief scout recommended the Brazil international. Marcel Bout is understood to have been impressed with the 22-year-old, who has scored four goals in 13 Serie A appearances this season. The quick and direct player is valued at around £35m. 

Long-time target Robert Lewandowski has been discussing the possibility of a move to England, however his views aren't particularly encouraging for Manchester United. "I don’t see any difference between Bayern and England’s big clubs," said the Poland international. "Of course, the English clubs have plenty of money to spend — but they always had a lot of money and Bayern have always been able to compete. There is not a single club in England that will catch Bayern just because they have more money all of a sudden."

January Transfer window - completed deals

Victor Valdes could finally end his Old Trafford nightmare with a loan move deal to Standard Liege on the table. After a falling out with manager Louis van Gaal, Valdes has been frozen out of the picture at Manchester United and told he has no future at the club. A move to Besiktas was close in the summer but fell through but now Liege are offering the three-time Champions League winner a way out. The Independent understands United would help fund Valdes' salary.



Manchester United might feel like they've already made a new signing this month with the return of winger Adnan Januzaj, whose Borussia Dortmund loan was cut short. The Belgian scored twice for the Under-21s this week and now he's targeting a place in the first team. A source 'close to Januzaj' told The Sun: "Adnan is confident he'll be back in the first team picture soon."